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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 21, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actor and comedian Bill Murray, born on this date in 1950, “The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream.”

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RECOVERY MODE – Pet owners affected by Hurricane Irma will benefit as Ten Lives Club, the cat rescue and adoption agency, holds a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at its shelter, 3741 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. Part of the proceeds will be used to send cat and dog food to affected areas in Florida. For info, call 646-5577.

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BIG NIGHT – Buffalonia, the annual fundraiser for the Matt Urban Human Services Center, will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in the 500 Seneca St. Building. The evening will feature DJ Jickster from 97 Rock and Lloyd’s Taco Truck. Tickets are $25 or 10 for $200 and include beer and a food voucher. Purchase them at the Matt Urban Center, 1081 Broadway, and get a free commemorative T-shirt or beer mug. They also are available online at For info, call 893-7222, ext. 202.

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OPEN DOORS – The interiors of about 10 historic residences in Hamburg will be open to visitors from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday as Explore Buffalo and Imagine Hamburg sponsor an Autumn Tour of Homes. Tickets are $30. For tickets and info, call 245-3032 or visit

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SLEIGHT OF HAND – The Evans Lions Club will host an evening of entertainment, “It’s Magic, Of Course,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Most Precious Blood Church Hall, 17 Prospect St., Angola. Tickets are $15. Food will be available for purchase. For more info, call 549-7368.

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LOOKING WAY BACK – A taste of life in the early 1800s can be savored from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday during Regency Day at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster.
Ladies in period costume will be sewing, including the Bonnet Lady. Youngsters will be playing games. Family friends will drop by for tea. And outdoors, visitors can help prepare wood for the winter and shuck and grind some corn. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for those aged 10 to 18, free for youngsters under 10. For info, call 681-6451.

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LITTLE FEATS – The annual Kids “I Read It” Run for children 10 and under, sponsored by South Buffalo’s Dog Ears Bookstore and Cafe, will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Cazenovia Park Casino. There will be prizes in four age categories, under 4, 4 and 5, 6 and 7, and 8 to 10.
Registration is $10 through Friday, $12 day of the race. For more info, call 823-2665 or visit the Dog Ears Bookstore page on Facebook.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Judy Kaprove, Judie Bailey, Andrea Haxton, Marian Hetherly, Claudine Ewing, Michelle Barron, Derek Landri, Colleen Kaney, Joan Harms, Jordyn Nicolle Panek, Josephine Harris, Ed Kowalczewski, Alyssa Lickfeld, Marian Lazickas, David Karb, Charlotte Pawlak, Mike Sullivan, Danielle Popp, Sandy Schilling, Helen Mack, Bill Schworm Jr., Diane Aures and Neal Guido.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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